Havana

Havana, Cuba’s colorful capital, is known for the Spanish colonial architecture of its 16th-century Old Havana core, including Castillo de la Real fort, now a maritime museum, and the pre-revolutionary Capitolio. 1950s American-made cars line the city’s streets and rumba groups play in the painted alley Callejón de Hamel. Salsa emanates from clubs and cabaret is still performed at the famed Tropicana.

OST 590 Cuba and the United States: A Comparative Analysis of Health Systems (3 credits)
December Offering

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

 

It is the discretion of the Course Director to determine which students may participate. An interview may be required.

For more information, please contact IGH

  • 2nd year COM or CHM medical student or undergraduate nursing student
  • In academic good standing for COM and minimum 2.5 GPA for nursing students
  • Conversational Spanish Encouraged

Please fill out both forms.

  • Please submit IGH Form to our main office at B-320 West Fee Hall.
  • Students must also apply through Michigan State’s Office of Study Abroad, click here to apply online.

The Office of Study Abroad offers scholarships to students who participate in MSU’s study abroad programs. Details here

OST 685 Introduction to the Cuban Health System and Cuban Culture (4 credits)
April Offering

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

 

It is the discretion of the Course Director to determine which students may participate. An interview may be required.

For more information, please contact IGH

  • 4th year COM or CHM medical student or graduate nursing student
  • In academic good standing for COM and minimum 2.5 GPA for nursing students
  • Conversational Spanish Encouraged

Please fill out both forms.

  • Please submit IGH Form to our main office at B-320 West Fee Hall.
  • Students must also apply through Michigan State’s Office of Study Abroad, click here to apply online.

The Office of Study Abroad offers scholarships to students who participate in MSU’s study abroad programs. Details here